The National Vice Chairman for the ruling National Resistance Movement – NRM Party Al-hajji Moses Kigongo has said that most NRM people are greedy.
While speaking to media after the nomination of NRM’s flag bearer at Serere Electoral Commission offices Kigongo said that most NRM’s are greedy and do not feel for the voters.
His comments come at a time the NRM Party is deeply divided in Serere a head of the hotly contested Serere County by-elections.
The NRM in Serere is divided with most top leaders in the district working with Late Okabe’s Son Emmanuel Omoding others working with Martin Ongurucho while the handful are working with the NRM Flag bearer Philip Oucor.
“Some of our people are too greedy they don’t think for other people. They want to feed themselves without thinking of others but for us in the movement we think of other people who elect you to come to the power,” Kigongo said
He also said that as NRM they are not going to force people to vote for NRM candidate but they are determined to win.
He also appealed to NRM supporters not to use abusive language.
“Don’t use abusive language, don’t bring intrigue, we don’t want because if you do then your not a good person who will represent the people who have voted you to power,” he said.
Director Mobilisation in NRM Rose Mary Sseninde in her part said that “We happy at last our candidate has been nominated I would like to assure the people Serere we are going to do our part and the rest will be left to God but I am assure we are going to win this elections like we have done elsewhere,” Sseninde said.
She added that, there have been a lot of controversies in NRM but now at last the have tried to settle.
“Leave alone the differences within NRM but God is going to fight this war,”
Philip Oucor on his part acknowledged the the presence of various camps in Serere and vowed to in bridging peace.
Electoral commission has set February 23, 2023 as polling day.
The former legislator died in a motor accident on Naboa along Mbale-Tirinyi road together with his wife, Christine Okabe on their way to Kampala on December 19, 2022.
A total of over 75,000 are expected to participate in the polls accross 139 polling stations in the entire Serere county constituency.